Election 2020: NDC to file election petition at Supreme Court on Wednesday

Election 2020: NDC to file election petition at Supreme Court on Wednesday

- The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be filing a petition to challenge the 2020 general elections at the Supreme Court

- The NDC claims the 2020 presidential poll was rigged by the Electoral Commission to favour President-elect Akufo-Addo

- The NDC is yet to make an official announcement of the decision

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YEN.com.gh has learnt that the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will be filing a petition to contest the results of the 2020 general elections at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, December 30.

The leadership of the NDC is yet to make an official announcement of the decision to challenge president-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's victory in the just-ended December 7 presidential election at the country's highest court.

But a member of the NDC's legal team, Rockson Nelson Defeamekpor, has told the host of Newsfile, Samson Lardy Anyenini, that the party will be contesting both the presidential and parliamentary polls.

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''We'll go to court by Wednesday; all these matters would be placed before the court,'' he said on Saturday.

Election 2020: NDC to file election petition at Supreme Court on Wednesday
NDC to file election petition at Supreme Court on Wednesday to contest the 2020 presidential election result. Photo: UGC
Source: UGC

Jean Mensah, the chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC), declared President Nana Akufo-Addo winner of the just-ended 2020 presidential poll.

Dafeamekpor, however, indicated that the Commission on multiple occasions flouted the laws governing the conduct of the election.

''It is not about declaring the seat in our [NDC] favour, that is not what we’re saying. We’re saying [EC should] comply with the law. If you comply with the law and we emerge victorious that is fine. But [if] you do not comply with the law and announce another candidate as the victor. No,'' he stressed.

NDC presidential candidate, John Mahama had also described the EC's results as a 'rigged' verdict in favour of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

In other YEN.com.gh news, some Ghanaians have shared varied messages and concerns with YENkasa TV as Christians across the world mark the birth of Jesus Christ with the Christmas festival on December 25.

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While some extended yuletide felicitation to their loved ones, others expressed concerns about the 2020 post-election happenings, including the recent market fire outbreaks.

In a Yuletide dialogue edition with YENKasa, some desired God's mercies for their loved ones while others commented about the impact of the raging coronavirus pandemic on their business and the post-election fire outbreaks in some principal markets in the country.

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